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AfroRoots Naturals Hair Products Launch and Instagram/Facebook Giveaway!

This has been in the works for quite sometime. I am so happy to finally be able to do a little show and tell. These products are made from the finest oils, butters, and herbs. I can only tell you to see for yourself. They are currently available on this site. Stay tuned for vendor information. On this note if you would like to be a vendor, you can contact me, let’s talk.

AfroRoots Naturals are not just for people with natural or kinky hair; all hair types benefit greatly from this, although your technique may vary. If you will like us to go on a hair growth challenge, let me know. I also want long hair.

AfroRoots Naturals, the best Natural hair products brand. Made from the best indigenous Nigerian and exotic herbs, pamper your AfroRoots and strands with these high quality and natural products for maximum hair growth and retention.

P. S. Nothing can replace the value of good food and healthy lifestyle when it comes to beauty and hair goals. Great products like AfroRoots Naturals will take you to new heights as the third leg of this beauty life though.

To shop AfroRoots,  click here

To join the current giveaway, go to @thenaijaformulator or @afro_roots_naturals on Instagram.

For the Facebook giveaway, go to www.facebook.com/thenaijaformulator or www.facebook.com/AfroRootsNaturals

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Much ado about pH testing –  the basics. 

Most people come across pH balance when discussing feminine hygiene, detox diets, etc. pH, (Pondus de Hydronium) is a measure of acidity or alkalinity of a compound, or mixture in a solution. When a substance can release hydrogen ions when dissolved in water, it is termed acidic; and when it releases hydroxide ions, it is an alkali. A standard pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 0 being most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. A pH of 7 is considered to be neutral. 

The Naija Formulator, Nigerian formulator
pH meter and strips



Why you should care about pH :

  1. The optimum pH of the skin is around 5.5 – mildly acidic. 
  2. In order to maintain optimal skin hydration and prevent microbial invasion, a thin layer of film, made up of amino and lactic acids spreads over the skin. 
  3. Maintaining optimal skin pH can address issues like: inflammation, skin infections, irritations, dry and thickened skin.
  4. Most extracts, preservatives, and cosmeceuticals act best at their optimum pH range. 

To maintain healthy, blemish-free, glowing skin, it is important to formulate your skin (and hair) care products with these in mind. 

pH testing can be carried out using litmus strips or electronic meters. Litmus testing relies on color changes on litmus papers (qualitative analysis) while the meters give a value between 0 and 14 (quantitative analysis). Both methods work well for formulators but a certain level of proficiency is needed to understand and alter pH of products if an unfavorable result is obtained, so you will need to do your research and learn a few skills. 

I hope I have done a good job of simplifying the basics. I might do a follow up post to provide more information about how pH balance of skin products affects the efficacy of your formulations. Until then, you can have a little fun experimenting with your pH meters and strips! 

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DIY Natural body scrub challenge

Hello my budding formulators,

How did you enjoy using your body/hair butter from this post? So in a coming post, I’ll be talking about why we need to exfoliate regularly. In order for you to enjoy the post and understand what I’ll be raving about, I need you to experience it. I know… thank me later so we can dive in!

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My spa experience : Greenleaf spa, Gbagada. 

So on this day I just needed a facial. My face has suffered a lot as I felt stressed, had been eating unhealthy, drinking and all that. I had a mini break out, and a few black heads but that was enough to

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Penetration enhancers

The skin is evidently the largest organ of the body. Amongst other functions, it prevents transepidermal water loss (TEWL). As good as the skin is at preventing dehydration through TEWL, it is even better at keeping things out. Things like water too. This sounds a little strange but imagine you absorb water everytime you take a bath or got rained on, think about the myriad of substances that get on the skin by accident or on purpose, what about bacteria and other grimy things that touch us from time to time. Our skin is highly resilient and resistant to external forces.

With this said, the skin does allow some compounds through based on:

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Studying the human skin – part 1,  intrinsic and extrinsic aging.

In order to make the best skin care products, it is very important to understand how it operates. The skin being the largest organ of the body (16% of total body weight), protects the body from physical, chemical, and infectious attacks and plays a role in several biological and biochemical processes like excretion and temperature regulation. 

Continue reading Studying the human skin – part 1,  intrinsic and extrinsic aging.

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Inner thoughts about natural cosmetics that no one ever speaks about – part one.

As a realist and scientist, certain truths or doubts make themselves known in the quest to look at things as they really are. I question my beliefs from time to time and even though during these supposed down times, I do not see the benefits, in hindsight, I see how far challenging these ideologies has brought me. I may as well, still remain oblivious to some more of the benefits and drawbacks. For you to love a thing or person, you have to learn about everything, the good, bad and neither, in order to make an informed decision.

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When it comes to natural cosmetics,

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Anhydrous body butter formulation challenge

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Hello my lovely readers,

In order to encourage you to try making your own products, I’m challenging you to a formulation task. This will also get you used to my formulation method. I’m not really a fan of following recipes to the letter so feel free to Continue reading Anhydrous body butter formulation challenge

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For your pleasure…

So the other day I found myself in the midst of some crazy friends. They came around as I was in the end stages of formulating a body butter (another post) and they started teasing me about formulating bombs and other random entities. The conversation somehow jumped to formulation of lubricants and before I knew it I got an order from one of them for some

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